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What are we doing for the environment?

At Babcock Ranch, we’ve built sustainability right into the infrastructure. For residents, that adds up to a greener way of life that is affordable, and effortless.

Land Planning

Responsible development started with the land. The Babcock Ranch site plan puts the new town on previously impacted pasture, farm and rock-mined land. If you peel away the master plan at Babcock – what you see is all the areas cleared for pastures and farmlands underneath the planned development, nestled among the areas that will remain forested.

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Water Conscious

To conserve water, Babcock Ranch’s landscaping guidelines limit turf coverage to 30% of residential lots and require homeowners to use native, low impact trees and shrubs for 75% of their landscaping. All irrigation throughout the community will use reclaimed water from the onsite water and wastewater utility. For managing storm water and runoff – we follow nature’s example.

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Solar Energy

Energy efficiency and renewable energy production are key to achieving our goal of making Babcock Ranch the most sustainable town in Florida. By donating 870 acres of land and partnering with FPL to do renewable energy at a utility scale we’ve empowered homeowners to minimize their environmental footprint – with no additional cost.

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Energy Efficient Building Standards

Our eco-centric new town is raising the bar on responsible development with residential and community-wide standards. All homes at Babcock Ranch must receive a Bronze Standard of Certification or higher from the Florida Green Building Coalition.

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Community Gardens

The farm-to-table movement is not unfamiliar territory for Babcock Ranch. Many of our ingredients are locally sourced and our residents can grow their own veggies, herbs and more in our community garden.

Local Materials

Use of resources available right on the property is another part of the sustainability story. On-site operations provide fill and road aggregate. On-site farming supplies produce to our food and beverage operations. Sod is available from our community sod farm.

Transportation Alternatives

We’re making it easier than ever to leave your car at home. Starting with the very design and layout of Babcock Ranch, we’ve put shopping, schools, services within easy reach via a network of expansive trails for walking and biking. Our plans for innovative internal transportation embraces advanced and developing technologies to provide environmentally-friendly ways to get around town that are more convenient and affordable than driving your own car.